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  • Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 10:41am

    David Ojo the Research Director at the National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT) in Ibadan Nigeria is the proud winner of a Digisoft Smart Projector after completing the Global Survey on Access Agriculture video use.  The survey revealed how farmers and information providers are reaching out to their colleagues using “farmer to farmer” videos in local languages. Those who participated in the survey were entered into a prize draw and David Ojo was the winner.

    David has a strategy to reach out to fellow researchers and extension colleagues with the smart...

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  • Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 9:58am

    Access Agriculture has reached more than 68 million farmers through its videos and audio soundtracks.  An on-line survey, just finalised, involved participants from 115 countries.  Two thirds of users are watching the videos direct on the site with one third registering and downloading.   

    Most people using the site are sharing the videos either directly with farmers or with colleagues involved in extension. Users like Access Agriculture so much, that 900 of those who took the survey...

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  • Monday, February 25, 2019 - 9:43am

    Thanks to a collaboration between Access Agriculture, Green TV and Business of Languages, 50 videos are now available to the 400 million Hindi speakers in the sub-continent.  The videos in the style of “farmer to farmer” have been filmed in India, Bangladesh, Africa and Latin America.  A team of experts, brought together by specialist environment and rural TV channel Green TV, put together a selection of videos which are relevant for Indian farmers.  The subjects range from rice, to fish farming, onions, improving animal feed and improving soils. 

    The...

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  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 7:02am

    Access Agriculture is supporting UNESCO’s International Mother Language Day on 21 February 2019.  With 76 languages available on the “farmer to farmer” training video platform www.accessagriculture.org.

    This year the theme is “Indigenous languages matter for development” and Access Agriculture has videos for farmers translated into local languages. UNESCO believes in the importance of cultural and linguistic diversity for sustainable...

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  • Friday, February 1, 2019 - 10:27am

    Through the Young Entrepreneur Challenge Fund, Access Agriculture is requesting young people to propose innovative ideas to make a business, or expand their existing business, around the dissemination of agricultural videos. Through this competitive grant, the most inspiring and promising young entrepreneurs will receive a Digisoft smart projector. This projector has an in-built computer and contains the entire Access Agriculture library with over 200 videos in more than 75 international and local...

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  • Friday, November 30, 2018 - 9:34am

    Two Aflatoxin training videos on the Access Agriculture website were featured as Uganda launched a National Awareness Campaign for the Control of Aflatoxins, spearheaded by the Vice President of Uganda, Edward Kiwanuka Sekandi.

    The campaign includes a National Action Plan for Aflatoxin Control along with the related information, education and communication materials for creating more awareness about control of aflatoxins.

    The Vice President said “to stop the problem we need a multi approach methodology to enable us to inform the farmers, I have seen videos which...

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  • Monday, November 12, 2018 - 8:49am

    The approach of Access Agriculture to make farmer-to-farmer videos available throughout South Asia was warmly welcomed at a regional consultation for the formulation of enabling policy recommendations and project concepts for innovative agriculture technologies in South Asia. The meeting took place in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 29th -  31st October, 2018 at the Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka.

    With the theme of “Agriculture Development Depends on Innovation”, SAARC...

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  • Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 3:16pm

    Farmers in coastal Bangladesh often struggle to make ends meet, because cropping is hampered by poor water control in the polders both at the community level and at sluice level. To improve water control, community-based Water Management Groups (WMGs) are essential.

    MetaMeta in partnership with the international NGO Access Agriculture and local NGO...

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  • Friday, October 5, 2018 - 6:16am

    During the official ceremony on October 4, Paul Van Mele and Jonas Wanvoeke received the award on behalf of Access Agriculture from Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister and Belgian Minister of Development Cooperation and Digital Agenda.

    After presenting its innovative approach, products and services to a jury comprising 20 major actors main development players in Belgium, Access Agriculture was selected as the winner of ‘iStandOut’ category at the biannual Prize Digital for Development (D4D). Prize D4D rewards outstanding initiatives that use...

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  • Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 12:45pm

    Access Agriculture will soon be holding an on-line survey for the users of its platform.

    Make sure you register to the Access Agriculture platform now, so that you can take part in the survey.

    We want to hear from you!

    The first 1000 people who complete the survey will be entered into a draw.

    The winner will receive a free smart projector.


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